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[03/31/16 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 31
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:

Looking to keep track of all the various projects in development? Click here to visit our signature "Devwatch" section. There visitors can view our listings by network, genre, studio and even development stage (ordered to pilot, cast-contingent, script, etc.). It's updated every day!


SHOTS FIRED (FOX/20th; W: Gina Prince-Bythewood & Reggie Rock Bythewood; D: Gina Prince-Bythewood) - Clare-Hope Ashitey ("Suspects") is the latest to be cast in the event series, which examines the dangerous aftermath of racially charged shootings in a small town in Tennessee. She'll play Kerry Beck, "the wife of Deputy Joshua Beck, who is struggling to keep her family and life together as the media spotlight bears down on her husband." (Deadline.com)


TOAST (ABC/ABCS; W: Greg Grunberg & Scott Foley; D: Gail Mancuso) - Brooks Wheelan ("Saturday Night Live") has been cast in the multi-camera comedy pilot, about engaged couple Max (Jono Kenyon) and Paige (Jerrika Hinton) who, over their wedding rehearsal dinner, have their eclectic family and friends give toasts recalling anecdotes about the couple - but flashbacks reveal that the toasts don't always get it right. He'll play Vince, "an extreme sports enthusiast. An animated and adventurous guy, he is Max's best man and best friend." (Deadline.com)


AND IN OTHER NEWS... - Alyson Hannigan has been tapped as the new host of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" (Deadline.com); Johnny Kostrey will recur on the new season of "Aquarius" as Voytek Frykowski, "a loyal friend of director Roman Polanski and an ultimate victim of the Manson Family's Cielo Drive murders" (Deadline.com); Christina Ochoa is likewise bound for TNT's "Animal Kingdom" as Renn Randall, "a sexy, irreverent surfer who is Craig's (Ben Robson) lover and drug connection" (Deadline.com); Raelle Tucker has been tapped as an executive producer on season two of "Marvel's Jessica Jones" (Deadline.com); Covert Media is developing "Titled Dean Strang: Road to Justice," a reality series featuring the breakout star of "Making a Murderer" (Deadline.com); Evan Handler's Jonah "Juggy" Aaron will return as a series regular on VH1's "The Breaks" (Deadline.com); "The Odd Couple" showrunner Bob Daily has inked a two-year extension to his overall deal with producer CBS Television Studios (Deadline.com); and Patrick J. Adams will drop by the season finale of "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" in a top secret role (EW.com).






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· ANIMAL KINGDOM (TNT)
· AQUARIUS (NBC)
· BREAKS, THE (VH1)
· DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (CW)
· DEVELOPMENT UPDATE (TFC)
· MAKING A MURDERER (NETFLIX)
· MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES (NETFLIX)
· ODD COUPLE, THE (CBS)
· PENN & TELLER: FOOL US (CW)
· SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)
· SHOTS FIRED (FOX)
· TOAST (ABC)





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